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Lust-Haves for Autumn

 

a.  – Available through Nest Designs. One day I will own one of these gorgeous libraries.. One day….

b.  – The Glasshouse candles never seem to die! This one is next on my list (after I burn through the 3 others still in their boxes.. opps)

c.  – J.Crew has free shipping to Australia until the 30th of April. I am sooooo tempted.

d.  – I love this colour in a handbag. Goes with anything and everything.

e.  – This arrived in my letterbox on Tuesday, it’s a great book, very inspiring.

f.  – I bought this about a year ago and it’s probably still got another year in it. Value for money.

g.   – All of the Ada & Darcy cushions are gorgeous but this one is my favourite.

h.  – I can’t resist cute elks or stationery!

Emma x

What is e-decorating?!

E-decorating is a relatively new concept in Australia so when I meet new people and am asked “what do you do” it often involves me launching into a full description of e-decorating and how it works! I figured many of you blog readers might be wondering too so I thought I’d take a few minutes to explain how it works!

Basically, e-decorating is a homeowner’s (or renter) guide to decorating their home in their own time, on their own terms. I provide guidance and suggestions on how to properly execute the ideas my clients have and give them new ideas too. Interior decorating is meant to be a fun process, I want my clients to enjoy it as much as I enjoy picking the bits and pieces for their home.

 

Monochromatic lounge room mood board

It all starts with a new client filling in the online questionnaire and emailing me some images of their room(s) to be decorated. Then I get started on the mood board for their new room! Often my clients have the big ticket items already in place like sofas, coffee tables and entertainment units but just want some help with the finishing touches like cushions, art, rugs and accessories.

E-decorating is a great service for clients who are DIY lovers but need the eye of an interior stylist to create a plan of action and it’s also fantastic for rural clients who don’t have access to all the lovely interior shops we can browse through in the city.

I source products from a massive range of online stores, retail stores and wholesale furniture suppliers and list exactly where to buy them from and can often extend a 30% trade discount on furniture. The idea behind the e-decorating mood boards is that you use it as a guide as you decorate your room, you don’t have to rush out and buy everything at once, take your time, it’s meant to be a fun process!

If you have any questions at all about e-decorating send me an email or would like to get started and get your home looking great just click here!

Eclectic chic lounge room mood board

Emma x

Flamingo Fever

Cute, pink and quirky! Flamingos are so hot right now!

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Emma x

Boring Beige? Not in my book!

 

Time and time again I’m drawn to rooms that have very neutral bases. This one hardly has any colour at all but if you look closely there are many layers within the neutral palette and there is no shortage of texture, the linen sofas, driftwood sculpture, ceramics en masse on the shelves and the raw timber coffee table. Somehow it all just works beautifully!

 

It’s been a busy week at Nest this week getting all sorts of things ready for clients before the Easter break begins. I’m ready for lazy days reading books, waaaay too much chocolate and tackling a few DIY projects (stay tuned). Hope you are all relaxing this long weekend!

Emma x

Latest E-Look Project: Bakery

A few weeks ago I received a lovely email from a new e-decorating client who needed some inspiration and advice for her bakery in a country town in Victoria. I was SO excited to get started and of course had a blast putting it all together. Here’s a few ideas I came up with. I can’t wait to see the finished result!

Faux flowers for each table, washable paper bags to use to display long bread sticks in the window & stylish replica Bentwood chairs from . (Flowers & Paper Bags available through Nest Designs)

If you’d like some help designing or decorating your home (or bakery!) fill in this questionnaire to get started & I will send through an obligation free quote!

Emma x

Instagram Fun: March Photo A Day Round Up

A while back I posted about  Photo A Day Challenge. I started it in Feb and have continued through March. It’s fun looking at everyone else’s take on the word of the day! Here’s a round up of some of the things I snapped in March.. Oh and if you want to join in, here’s the list for .

 

Emma x

What does your favourite colour say about you?

I across this colour-scope chart the other day and was immediately drawn to “strawberry” (no surprises there if you know me!). Which colour describes you best???

 

 

Emma x

Colour Scheming: Taupe, Magenta & Yellow

My personal preference for decorating starts with a neutral base and adds layers and layers with different shades and colours until it feels right. This is the perfect example of a neutral base with certain colourful elements. What do you think? Love it or hate it?

Colour Scheming: Taupe, Magenta & Yellow

Emma x

Earth Hour Candles

So this Saturday is , which means lights out from 8.30pm until 9.30pm (or later if you like the ambient light!) to send a powerful message for action on climate change . I thought I’d do a quick round up of some of my favourite candles that I’d like to be burning this Saturday.. Earth Hour Candles

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Don’t forget,  still has 10% off for Nest fans until Saturday! Just use discount code: BLOG at the checkout.

Emma x

 

Mini Juju Goodness

Louise at has once again added something to her online store that I don’t think I can live without… . I’ve been obsessing over the for years but just a little bit too far out of my price range. Enter mini juju hat, cute AND affordable.. Look out Louise, my credit card will be coming your way very soon!

 

Emma x

Gallop Lifestyle Giveaway!

is giving away a set of bed linen from gorgeous label Oh Mabel! Click the for more info & to enter the comp.

How cute are the designs?!

 

 

Emma x

Hi, I’m Emma

Stylist, decorator and author. That’s a lot of hats to wear, but I’ve been interior design obsessed pretty much my whole life so it’s no surprise to anyone that knows me that I’m this immersed in the design world.

Renovation and Home Design
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